Sharks Don't Swim Deep Enough… and it's Man's Fault.

I’ve long tired of every envirnonmental “study” blaming man for his misdeeds no matter the outcome of the study… But this one hits a new low. (pun intended)

Study: Oceans 70 percent shark-free

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Feb. 22 (UPI) — An international team of scientists says the absence of sharks from abyssal regions of the world’s oceans may mean some species are in danger of extinction.

The findings mean the world’s oceans are about 70 percent shark-free, researchers said.

The oceans’ abyssal zone remains in perpetual darkness at depths below 6,560 feet, with immense pressures of nearly five tons per square inch at its deepest.

It had been hoped that, as man explored deeper into the abyss, new shark species would be discovered. Scientists do not know why sharks are absent from the deep, but suggest one possible reason might be a lack of food.

They warn their finding has environmental implications. Professor Monty Priede, director of Oceanlab at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland said: “Sharks are already threatened worldwide by the intensity of fishing activity, but our finding suggests they may be more vulnerable to over-exploitation than was previously thought.”

This is -bar none- the worst environmental reporting I’ve ever seen. Start with the alarmist headline “Oceans 70 percent shark-free” which we know is a natural by-product of the oceans being RFD. (really freaking deep) Why not just go full bore… Since the earth is 2/3rds water, and there are no sharks on land, why not write the headline, “Earth is 80% Shark Free” it is just as stupid.

Of course the oceans are “70% shark free” because 70% of the ocean is RFD and sharks don’t live where it is RFD!

But if you get past the insipid headline the body of the story is mind-numbingly moronic. Scientists didn’t find something that we did not know existed so it must be bad news. I went in my backyard and looked for a new species of chicken and didn’t find any. Does that mean chickens are endangered?

I bet they didn’t find any new species of goldfish either… Are they endandered too?

All we learned is that sharks don’t swim in the parts of the ocean that are RFD. (really freaking deep)

Just wait 24 hours and someone will say it is because we didn’t sign Kyoto.

Update: Many thanks to Kimsch for emailing to tell me that my lexdysia was running wild on that post. Obviously I meant RFD.

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